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Old 04-28-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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I have posted nine photos showing a 16" Chromed Steel Rim that caused the owner 3 tires before he found the problem with the rim.

The tire would leak air slowly, heat up and come apart.

Photo's show the welds used to hold the lug center to the rim, the crack in the weld and general info.

The rim was from a 34ft well know brand of Fifth Wheel Trailer.

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I have posted nine photos showing a 16" Chromed Steel Rim that caused the owner 3 tires before he found the problem with the rim.

The tire would leak air slowly, heat up and come apart.

Photo's show the welds used to hold the lug center to the rim, the crack in the weld and general info.

The rim was from a 34ft well know brand of Fifth Wheel Trailer.

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Old 05-01-2006, 06:29 PM   #3
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Interesting. where are the pics?
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:19 AM   #4
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I found them in his iRV2 Photo Album.
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:35 AM   #5
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What a painin the keester! I've never heard or seen of a rim doing this.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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i dont want to seem odd, but those wheels look pretty abused from lack of preventative maintenance, that doesnt excuse poor weld quality, but with the amount of rust on the hub flange and other welds I wouldnt use em,

it is weird about the weld faileures, what was the date of manufacter?
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:06 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by powerboatr:
i dont want to seem odd, but those wheels look pretty abused from lack of preventative maintenance, that doesnt excuse poor weld quality, but with the amount of rust on the hub flange and other welds I wouldnt use em,

it is weird about the weld faileures, what was the date of manufacter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The wheel (1) was manufactured in 1999. Since the wheel is steel, and subjected to road elements, rust in places, were the chroming has failed, is normal. The set has been in service since new.

The Wheel (1) was not abused. The weld failed was due to a stress riser left at the end of the weld. The other three wheels have been inspected and are fine. The one wheel was replaced with a after market article.

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Old 05-09-2006, 07:46 PM   #8
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I had the same problem with one of my wheels on my 2001 Holiday Rambler. It was about a year after the 5th wheel warranty expired. I contacted Holiday Rambler and they sent me 5 new Chrome Wheels. Can't beat their Customer Service.
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